Black & Veatch to advise on $1.1bn plant in the Balkans

The Ugljevik 3 coal-fired power plant in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia-Herzogovina is to benefit from technical advisory services being provided by US-based global engineering firm Black & Veatch.

The new plant is expected to provide a major boost to energy security and economic development in the region.

With a total estimated cost of $1.1bn the Ugljevik 3 Thermal Power Plant project is a considerable private investment to expand energy production in the region.

Ugljevik 3 coal-fired power plant

Black & Veatch is providing services during the early works phase for the plant in the Ugljevik Municipality.

The Ugljevik plant is currently one of the largest generators of electricity in the Republic of Srpska, with the addition of two 300 MW set to further bolster the plant’s influence.

It will be fuelled by brown coal from new surface mines located in the vicinity of the plant and will meet all the requirements of the European Union Directives applicable to environmental protection.

Black & Veatch will provide conceptual design review, EPC contract documents technical evaluation and onsite representative services.

The project will involve the import of Chinese manufactured major and balance of plant equipment, which typically allows for a project to be completed at a competitive cost. Under this approach, Black & Veatch will provide the technical and quality oversight so that the project proceeds in accordance with contractual requirements. The project will also benefit from using the resources of Black & Veatch’s integrated global execution team in Beijing, China.

The Ugljevik 3 project is set to become operational in 2016.

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